Sport Massage Academy

Alumni Programme

Once you've finished your course, we appreciate that you'll need some help and along the way to turn your qualification into a successful career. Our Alumni programme offers a range of resources, support, job opportunities & discounts.

Membership of the programme is free forever and automatic from the day you qualify.

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Support - Advice Service

We'll teach you about a range of conditions which you'll encounter on a regular basis, but there will be lots more you've never even heard of. Our experienced tutors are on hand to offer you advice on tricky clients or conditions, CPD opportunities, marketing, accounting and even your tax return.

Resources - Everything you need

We pride ourselves in giving you all the tools required for the job. On graduation, you are given access to templates for client record cards, risk assessments, policies, simple accounting, marketing materials and more.

Job Opportunities - Earning potential and world class experience

Our graduates are in demand from employers, sports clubs & teams, event organisers and more. We arrange paid work with our partners exclusively for our graduates. We've done everything from 5k races to international strongman competitions, allowing our graduates to put their skills to use whilst earning or getting to handle elite athletes.

Discounts - Increasing your bottom line

We work hard to ensure running your business is as profitable as possible:

Graduate of the Month

Debbie Frances - October 2021

Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy


I have worked in the waste industry for the past 16 years most recently supporting local authorities to improve their waste collection services in order to meet national recycling targets, however I can be found most weekends on the hockey pitch, on a long run or walking the dog on Darwen moors. Being a keen sports person and having experienced the benefits a good sports massage can have on performance I opted to study for my Level 3 in Sports Massage Therapy so that I can help people to experience those same benefits but also to enable me to develop a career that offers me more flexibility and is more rewarding.

How have you used your new qualification?

Since graduating I have set up my business Debbie Frances Sports Massage. I have a therapy room at my home in Darwen, Lancashire and in less than 6 months I have built a nice base of regular clients which has enabled me to go part time in my current role. I have completed CPD courses with the Sports Massage Academy in dry cupping and IASTM meaning I am able to offer clients a range of modalities depending on their issues. I have also had the opportunity with the academy to work at Giants Live and Wales' Strongest Man events which were great experiences and a great opportunity to meet other graduates.

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What did you think of the Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy course you attended?

The support and tutoring from all the team throughout my Level 3 and CPD courses has been invaluable and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend studying with the Academy. In addition to the core learning there is a wealth of support on setting up and marketing your own business which was priceless for someone like me taking a complete change of direction career wise, and the support doesn't stop when you graduate thanks to the strong community of Alumni that the academy has built.

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What would you say to anyone looking to train in Sports Massage Therapy?

For anyone looking to enter the industry I would say - just do it! Be prepared for a lot of work but know that everyone wants you to succeed and knowing that you have helped someone to improve their performance or just to move more easily or is priceless.

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